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A message from Dr Claire Laband

I have now retired after a year of sick leave having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020.

I joined Cheddar Medical Centre in July 2001 and the twenty years since then have been the happiest of my professional life. The whole practice shares the ethos of continuity of care and accessibility which is good for patients and what makes the job so satisfying.

CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information is available here.  

Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. Flu Vaccinations are now back in stock! If you are eligible for a vaccine and haven't yet had one please give us a ring to boom your appointment.

Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 

CQC Inspection 2019We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.

Medical Equipment Fund

equipmentMedical Equipment Fund We are grateful for donations to this fund, some of which have been given personally by patients and others from fundraising events and some from bequests. These monies have enabled us to purchase a variety of equipment including:

  • Interpretive Electrocardiograph Machine
  • Resuscitation Equipment
  • Electro Cautery Machine
  • Nebulisers for treating Asthma
  • Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulators for pain
  • Cardiac Defibrillator for Heart Attacks (in conjunction with The British Heart Foundation)
  • Foetal Heart Monitor
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Vascular Flow Detector
  • Camera with macro lens
  • Adjustable Hospital Nursing Bed
  • Nimbus Electric Ripple Mattress for terminally ill patients
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine for 24 hour monitoring at home
  • Spirometer for lung function test
  • Spenco mattress and cushions
  • Flotron Boot for swollen legs
  • Cryosurgery machine using liquid nitrogen
  • Physiotherapy couch
  • Refrigerator for vaccines
  • Blood sugar testing machines for use by Practice Nurses
  • Ear thermometers
  • Syringe driver for use by District Nurses treating terminally ill patients at home
  • Toys for Children's Play Area
  • Books for Patient Library
  • Pressure relieving cushions
  • Scales
  • Height Measures
  • Light Box for Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Enuresis Alarms


 
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